Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Today's post is on Iris Paper Folding... which is a craft that I did several years ago. The photo above... is a card I made using this technique. Unfortunately... I don't have a whole lot of examples of things I actually made... so I garnered a couple extra shots from the internet.



The examples above (from Google Images)... show a variety of cards made with Iris Paper Folding. Basically... ANY outer shape (apple, bird, etc)... can be modified for IPF. The "tricky" part... is in the design of the folding pattern itself. Fortunately... there are lots of books out there that give patterns for this... anywhere from tunnel type effects... to circles ... to fancy framing... and more.

The interesting piece about IPF for me... is that there are other applications to this. I envision teeny tiny pieces for jewelry... topped in resin. I see... using alternative materials... perhaps pieces of old tin cans... or fabric... or even wallpaper. Or even... making a sculpture or something 3D.
 The limits are only set by your imagination.

Here's a YouTube video on it: